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Geodynamic Evolution of East Antarctica

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 308

Edited By: M Satish-Kumar, Y Motoyoshi, Y Osanai, Y Hiroi and K Shiraishi

464 pages, Illustrations, maps

Geological Society

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #179479 | ISBN-13: 9781862392687
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Geological correlations of East Antarctica with adjoining continents have been puzzling geologists ever since the concept of a Gondwana supercontinent surfaced. Despite the paucity of outcrops because of ice cover, difficulty of access and extreme weather, the past 50 years of Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions (JARE) has successfully revealed vital elements of the geology of East Antarctica. This volume presents reviews and new research from localities across East Antarctica, especially from Dronning Maud Land to Enderby Land, where the geological record preserves a history that spans the Archaean and Proterozoic. The reviews include extensive bibliographies of results obtained by geologists who participated in the JARE. Comprehensive geological, petrological and geochemical studies, form a platform for future research on the formation and dispersion of Rodinia in the Mesoproterozoic and subsequent assembly of Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic to Early Palaeozoic.

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